Published on January 26th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Audi Sport TT Cup to begin in May
Racing is one of the most competitive forms of sport in the world. The number of applicants and high entry costs are just two obstacles amongst many that young talent have to face in order to become a fully fledged racer on the world stage. Some companies are doing their part to promote grassroots racing at the lower end of the spectrum, and to help develop drivers for full on GT-class racing in the process.
A total of 165 applications from 30 nations had been received by quattro GmbH for their all-new Audi Sport TT Cup series. 18 junior drivers were awarded a permanent slot in the new one-make cup. From March 2 to 5, the physical foundations for the 2015 season will be laid during a fitness camp in Bavaria, immediately followed by a trip to Spain. At the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona the initial track tests will be held for the Audi Sport TT Cup, which will be held as part of six DTM events in Germany and Austria in the 2015 season.
Concurrently underway is the testing and ultimate fine-tuning 228 kW (310 hp) of the Audi TT cup, as well as the preparation of the race cars that are centrally fielded by quattro GmbH in all races. This guarantees maximum equality of opportunities.
2015 Audi Sport TT Cup calendar is as follows
May 01–03 Hockenheim (D)
Jun 26–28 Norisring (D)
Jul 31–Aug 02 Red Bull Ring (A)
Sep 11–13 Oschersleben (D)
Sep 25–27 Nürburgring (D)
Oct 16–18 Hockenheim (D)